Vol. 7, No. 4 • September 2000
Digital images/picture symbols: using them with children with disabilities
by Rick Hillman

I.D.E.A. WORKS column reviews some different approaches that the Mercer County Special Services School District of Trenton, NJ is using with Digital Images and Picture Symbols. Says that the school uses Boardmaker by Mayer-Johnson to create picture symbols that are used in the day-to-day classroom activities with students and throughout the school. Adds that they use digital cameras to create photos of day-to-day activities to train students how to complete tasks. Discusses the selection process developed for digital cameras and some of the practical applications for the classroom. Also discusses the software that comes with the camera or card reader, basic graphics editors, and how digital images are used with Boardmaker. Includes a table (p80) comparing the features of three manufacturers' digital cameras. Includes three photos and an illustration.
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